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Shore Scripts
Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest
2022
Reads in Coverfly
Active Since 2016
$7,000 in Cash Prizes, plus Guaranteed Industry Meetings & Mentorships. A panel of EMMY & Golden Globe-winning Judges. Plus 150+ Managers, Agents & Producers to read the best scripts.
Accepting TV Pilots
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DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD

How do we do that?

*2022’s PRIZES INCLUDE MENTORSHIPS & GUARANTEED INDUSTRY MEETINGS!

Our 1-Hour TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner will win a mentorship with writer & producer Emily Andras – WYNONNA EARP, KILLJOYS, LOST GIRL.

Our ½-Hour TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner will win a mentorship with Emmy-nominated producer Randall Keenan Winston – SCRUBS, GRACIE & FRANKIE, RUSH HOUR.

Both of our TV Pilot Grand Prize Winners will be offered at least 5 Guaranteed Meetings with industry execs from a selection of the following companies – Film Nation, Elation, Casarotto, Radical Media, Bellevue, The Agency, Independent Talent, Wild Card, Sugar 23, Adam Mirels, and Aldamisa.

And, both of our TV Pilot 2nd Place Winners will be offered at least 2 Guaranteed Meetings with Producers, Managers, and Agents on our roster who are best suited to your work.

PLUS, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18 Page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.

Take a look at our Alumni and see how winning Shore Scripts can jump-start your screenwriting career: http://www.shorescripts.com/success-stories/

All our TV PILOT FINALISTS will have their script sent to our award-winning Judges.

Our Judges include:

  • Daisy Haggard, Writer & Actress – EPISODES, BREEDERS, BACK TO LIFE.
  • Chris Provenzano, Emmy-nominated Writer & Producer – MAD MEN, JUSTIFIED, GET LOW, SILICON VALLEY.
  • Paula Jai Parker, Actress - THEM, INSECURE, HUSTLE & FLOW.
  • Randall Keenan Winston, Writer & Producer - MIXED-ISH, GRACE & FRANKIE, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, SCRUBS.

See the full list of our Judges here - http://www.shorescripts.com/judges/

Following each contest, we begin the process of sending scripts to our Industry Roster. You don’t need to be one of our winners to have your script sent out. We will always consult with you before we send out your work.

NOTE: Shore Scripts never claims any rights over a writer’s work.

Our Industry Roster includes BLUMHOUSE, ANONYMOUS CONTENT, GERSH, NUMBER 9 FILMS, VERVE & many more.

See our complete Industry Roster - http://www.shorescripts.com/industry-roster/ and Directors Roster - https://www.shorescripts.com/directors-roster/

MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HEREhttp://www.shorescripts.com/tv/

Prices & Deadlines

May 31st
Early
Jul 31st
Regular
Aug 31st
Final
Standard ½-Hour Contest Entry
$40.00
$50.00
$60.00
Standard 1-Hour Contest Entry
$45.00
$55.00
$65.00
½-Hour Contest Entry + 3-Page Feedback Report
$125.00
$135.00
$145.00
1-Hour Contest Entry + 3-Page Feedback Report
$130.00
$140.00
$150.00
½-Hour Contest Entry + 6-Page Feedback Report
$180.00
$190.00
$200.00
1-Hour Contest Entry + 6-Page Feedback Report
$185.00
$195.00
$205.00
1-Hour Contest Entry + 10-Page Feedback Report
$255.00
$265.00
$275.00

Benefits

* $5,000 in cash shared between our two Grand Prize Winners
  • $2,500 to our 1-Hour Pilot Winner and an opportunity to be mentored by writer & producer Emily Andras – WYNONNA EARP, KILLJOYS, LOST GIRL.
  • $2,500 to our ½-Hour Pilot Winner Winner and an opportunity to be mentored by Emmy-nominated producer Randall Keenan Winston – SCRUBS, GRACIE & FRANKIE, RUSH HOUR.
* $1000 in cash for each of our 1-Hour & ½-Hour Runners-Up.

* Guaranteed meetings with up to 5 Hollywood Agents and Managers specially selected from our Industry Roster and who are best suited to your work.

* Your script will be sent out to our Judges, Industry Roster & Directors.

* Script development with Shore Scripts.

Each of our 4 Winners will receive a FREE copy of the latest Final Draft screenwriting software and FREE access to our exclusive Writers Forum - The Script Hub.

Top 10 Finalists in both categories - Your script will be sent to our Judges, specially chosen members of our Industry Roster and Directors. AND you will receive FREE access to our exclusive Writers Forum - The Script Hub.

AND, our both Grand Prize Winners will each receive a FREE 1-Year Pro Raindance Membership.

Writer Success

2021 Winners on Coverfly

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Announcements

Nov 10th
Semifinalists
Nov 25th
Finalists
Dec 10th
Winners

Rules

½-Hour Pilots should ideally be within 5-35 Pages and 1-Hour Pilot within 40-70 Pages. There is a small additional fee for scripts over this length.

Web Series should be submitted to the ½-Hour TV Pilot Contest category.

* Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

* Screenwriters from all countries are welcome to enter. All scripts must be written in English.

 * The script must be the writer’s original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

* All ages are welcome.

* We accept animations.

* Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $50,000 in screenwriting fees in the preceding 18 months. This clause is in place to help us support emerging talent. (Contest & Fellowship awards do not count toward this total).

* You may enter a more recent draft of an already submitted script. There is a small additional fee as the script will be reread. You may re-enter your script through the Resubmission page.

* A writer can enter as many scripts in as many categories as they wish.

* If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest.

* Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

* We prefer scripts to be submitted as a PDF file.

 * Submissions can be from any genre and you can make a note of any sub-genres in the Comments field on the submission form.

* The winners consent to Shore Scripts using their name, script title, and any other relevant information for promotional purposes on their website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

* If Shore Scripts helps a writer gain representation, option, sell, or have his/her screenplay produced, then we are entitled to state this on our website and on any other platform whenever we see fit.

* Shore Scripts staff and associates are unable to enter.

* The decision of Shore Scripts is final. By applying to this contest each participant agrees to hold Shore Scripts, our judges, and sponsors immune from any competition disputes, claims, liabilities, and expenses.

* By entering Shore Scripts, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online, cloud-based, and email services and databases for hosting, managing, and/or sending/transmitting your submission file(s).

* If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline for the competition. (Please note that this has never yet happened).